Michigan Tech Helps Develop Sustainable Bioenergy Across the AmericasMichigan Technological University’s Sustainable Futures Institute and a broad range of Pan American partners see biofuel as a good answer to society’s growing need for alternative energy. But they want to make sure that it is produced in a sustainable way, benefiting rather than harming the societies and environments producing it.
MTU Fellows 'SURF' Through The Summer In HoughtonHiking to waterfalls, enjoying the beaches of Lake Superior, getting ahead of schedule with summer classes -- all things that a summer at Michigan Technological University has to offer. As it turns out, developing a new autonomous underwater glider is also on the list.
Michigan Tech Professor Takes A Journey On Streetcars PastBill Sproule’s expertise in transportation -- and a love of history and rail transportation -- has led to a book on streetcars that once carried passengers up and down Michigan's remote Keweenaw Peninsula.
Dow Chemical Sponsors Great Lakes Bay Science & Engineering FestivalDow Chemical Co. has taken the lead as naming sponsor of the Great Lakes Bay Science and Engineering Festival at Delta College Oct. 4-5.
UP Hospital To Be Sold To For-Profit CompanyThe Portage Health Board of Directors has signed an agreement to form a joint venture with LifePoint Hospitals (Nasdaq:LPNT), a for-profit hospital company based in Brentwood, Tenn.
Michigan Tech Alumnus Engineers Trip To Le Mans And Career in RacingHis cell phone area code is still 906, reflecting his Upper Peninsula roots, but Rob Waara’s role as chief engine engineer with the SRT Viper racing team has taken him far afield, including to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
MTU Geology Student Helps Indonesians Understand Their VolcanoesNine thousand miles is a long way to go from Michigan Technological University for research. But, if you are studying volcanoes, Indonesia is the place to be.
MTEC SmartZone Gets $36k Business Accelerator Fund Grant To Help Endres Machining InnovationsThe Houghton-based MTEC SmartZone was recently awarded a $36,000 grant from the Business Accelerator Fund to assist a tenant company, Endres Machining Innovations, which develops innovative tooling products for the metal cutting industry.
Young Women Learn More About Apps At Michigan TechNineteen female high school students who are fascinated by computer science are spent last week at Michigan Technological University, exploring this fast-moving field. Girls from as far away as Delaware won scholarships to participate in Michigan Tech’s Women in Computer Science summer program.
MTU Scientists Get To The Root Of Poplar Tree Genes, Nutrient EfficiencyWorking to identify key genes in the root development of poplar trees, three Michigan Technological University scientists have come up with a new model for how genes interact and affect each other’s function. They also identified a network of genes that cause poplar roots to grow well in low-nitrogen soil, making them ideal candidates for biofuel tree plantations on marginal lands.
Conference Devoted To History Of Upper PeninsulaThe three-day Upper Peninsula History Conference kicks off Friday in Houghton. It's the 64th annual event.
Women In Engineering Hosting High School Girls At Michigan TechNext week, more than 150 high school girls from across the country who are interested in engineering careers are coming to Michigan Technological University for an intensive Women in Engineering program.
Blocking the Scent, Enjoying the Good Life: Tech Alumnus Hunts for a LivingGreg Sesselmann had five siblings who, like him, attended Michigan Technological University. His was the lowest GPA. Eventually, you learn that grades aren't everything.
MTU Research: Fish Oil Lowers Stress ResponseFish oil supplements may protect the heart in stressful situations, according to a recent research study.
Tech Students Help Patients in India Get a Leg UpTaking another step toward making affordable and durable prosthetics available to India’s low-income population, a team of Michigan Tech senior design students have redesigned and cost-optimized a prosthetic knee.